The Board

Sam Torn

Term Expires: August 31, 2023

Sam Torn and his wife, Susan, own and operate Incomparable Camp Ozark, one of the largest residential summer camps in the nation. In addition, Mr. Torn is the executive director of Camp War Eagle, a not-for-profit, year-round youth development organization for underserved children, developed in cooperation with the Walton Family Foundation of Bentonville, Arkansas. Additionally, Mr. Torn is the chair of the Camp Ozark Foundation and Ozone Ministries, which provides year-round support for youth in eight cities across the southern United States. He is the founding director of Ozark for All, a summer camp experience for inner city children, and has served on the board of directors of GAP Ministries, which provides community development services to the indigent population of southwestern Mexico. Mr. Torn is also a featured speaker for a national teen abstinence program.

Mr. Torn received his BBA from Texas A&M University in 1970, his MBA from The University of Texas in 1973, and his Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, from the South Texas College of Law in 1977.

While at Texas A&M, Mr. Torn served as Head Yell Leader, was a member of the Corps of Cadets, and was a varsity baseball squadsman. Mr. Torn served as chair of the 12th Man Foundation’s Board of Trustees, coordinated the redevelopment of Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, co-chaired the universitywide Kyle Field Redevelopment Committee, and chaired the $225 million Texas A&M Kyle Field redevelopment campaign. Mr. Torn is also an active member of the Athletic Ambassadors and the Houston Champions Council. He formerly served as president of the Southwest Houston A&M Club, area representative for the Association of Former Students, class agent for the class of ’70, president of the Association of Former Yell Leaders, and is an active member of the Lettermen’s Association. In 2013, Mr. Torn was inducted into the Texas A&M Letterman’s Association Hall of Honor for his efforts on behalf of Texas A&M athletes. In 2015, Mr. Torn was inducted into the Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor. In 2016, Mr. and Mrs. Torn were awarded the prestigious E. King Gill Award for their efforts on behalf of Texas A&M athletics.

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